Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Magdylite, Oct 30, 2007.
I'm tight on money but I will need a power supply. Can someone point me to some affordable ones?
**OOOPS. Not most powerful but most affordable
Something like this
For a graphics card that powerful I wouldn't settle for anything less.
I have ran a X1950XTX with much less power. You can probably settle with something smaller. But if you are going to buy that power supply (which is very good by the way.) buy it from here:
It's not really the amount of watts that's most important, it's the brand.
brand, efficiency, and AMPs.
i would not settle, even for the lowliest of PCs, for anything less than the corsair VX 450
Agreed. Although for a proper PC I'd go for the HX 520W, it just seems like a better design to me.
just buy some of well known manufactures like zalman,silverstone,ultra,thermaltake and dont go below 600w just to be on safe side
you will never need 600 untill you go Xfire/SLI and OCing a Q6850 to the max.
i'll rather buy a 650W incase you're SLIing or overclocking your CPU...more watts is better than not enough...
my only problem with the PSU's is this. yes finding the proper wattage and brand is easy. Getting a PSU with the recommended voltage to amps is difficult. Although an 8800 can run without the getting the proper amps i wouldnt recommend it mainly becuase its such a beafy card.
yeah true, but what is the amps for the card?...and does anyone know what is the site that helps you calculate the amount of power need to run the computer?
Why not get this one? Is it a worse design?
lol...that PSU sounds great..but i don;t like the "worse design"...it does look bad...
The HX is better than the VX, I'd always go with that, but food for thought. My PC on full load pulls 250W from the mains, so uses perhaps 200-210W at DC. Hardly seems a lot does it?
yeah...but the specs they always recommend higher watts just to make sure theres enough power
a VX450 will run any non SLI xfire, system fine, even with a C2Q, but allas, i think OCing might take it overboard.
well i think i'll get a 650w or even a 700w just to be on the safe side...
what 650w or 700w does anyone suggest...cheap tho
That 520 watt that sammorris first posted is just fine. Its what im using right now. Runs great..
weird double post..
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